WINDHAM — It’s a birthday like no other for area communities once calling their land “Nutfield” and Windham is one of the originals.
Windham officially kicked off its 300th anniversary schedule of events in May, honoring the original Nutfield settlement and the area’s first settlers, who arrived here in April 1719 to call this area home.
That kickoff then led to more activities to honor history and community, including the 36th annual Strawberry Festival and Book Fair held at Windham High School in June. Special historical activities also were part of that longstanding community event to help honor Nutfield’s big birthday.
The town also produced a commemorative medal and held a time capsule ceremony in the front of Town Hall, with descendants of Windham’s notable Armstrong family participating.
Other events helping honor the 300th anniversary included tours of the Armstrong town museum, a ringing of the chimes at the Searles School and Chapel, a charity road race, car show, music, church services, events and dinners.